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Department of Classics and Ancient History

Visiting Us

The best way to find out more about living and studying at Durham University is to come on one of our pre-application open days. We run pre-application open days in both Durham City and at Queen's Campus.

These events will provide an opportunity for those interested in Durham University to gain a real insight into the Durham student experience. Departments, colleges and other student support services and facilities will be available for talks, tours and demonstrations. There is also likely to be a limited amount of University managed accommodation available. Places will be limited and therefore pre-booking will be required. For further information please visit

There is normally an opportunity to meet staff from your chosen department in which you wish to study on the day, and  you will be able to view our facilities.
For those who are unable to attend one of the open days, the department will provide smaller scale opportunities to visit later on, please see below for further information.

Visiting Durham

There is an official Campus Tour once a week, but it is often oversubscribed. Durham is a small city and it is very easy to conduct your own tour on foot. If you contact any colleges you are interested in, they will usually be happy to arrange a visit. The university has more information about visiting.

Visiting the Department

The preferred time for the admissions tutor to meet with prospective applicants is 3pm on Thursdays during term-time (by prior appointment). If you would like to come to one of these sessions, send an email to so we will know to expect you. If your plans require you to visit Durham at a different time of the week, send an email to the same address with suggested times and dates and we will try to accomodate you if we can. It is much more likely that you will be able to meet someone from the department if you visit during university term, so you should check Durham's term dates. School half-term is a convenient time when secondary school is not in session but the university usually is.

Our location is number 46 on the map, and the departmental office can direct you once you arrive.

Visiting Durham

Contact us about B&B availability.